Hot Apple Cider
4 whole Cinnamon Sticks
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
8 whole Allspice Berries
Orange Peel From 1 Orange
Lemon Peel From 1 Lemon
6 cups Apple Juice
Maple syrup (or other sweetener) to taste
1/2 cup Dark Rum (optional)
1. Place cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, allspice berries, orange peel, and lemon peel in a medium saucepan.
2. Pour in maple syrup and apple juice, then bring to almost a boil. Reduce the heat to its lowest setting and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and serve in mugs.
**Add a splash of rum for an adults-only version.